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NF-Lee's 3/4 Frodo sketch

Frodo's autumns: poems by jan-u-wine with paintings by Millet and Carlsen.

Posted on 2011.10.09 at 09:00

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(Anonymous) at 2011-11-11 19:06 (UTC) (Link)

Indian summer

"Topaz and ruby and garnet..." those words are as beautiful as the colors they describe!

I miss true seasonal changes. In Florida, we have a sort of cold spell in January/February that is called winter for lack of a better term, but it's not really winter. Nothing dies... and due to that, nothing is ever re-born. The rhythm of the seasons, the miracle of all those dead plants coming back to life... I miss it very much. But it's ok.

The paintings are perfect for the two poems. I loved the distant sea-cradle, and the "gathered comfort of home" in the first poem, and the sundered shore (beautiful) and the line 'Home is a world(and more) away', even though I can't exactly say why I love the latter. It just evokes a lot of feeling in me... anything to do with home, I guess!

Thank you both for a quiet reprieve from the daily grind-madness.
Mary
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-11-11 21:08 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Indian summer

What a lovely comment, Mary. I'll have to give Jan a heads-up so she can come read it. She did beautiful work in these, didn't she? And I'm so pleased the choice of paintings worked for you.

Nothing dies... and due to that, nothing is ever re-born. The rhythm of the seasons, the miracle of all those dead plants coming back to life... I miss it very much.

This would be the only drawback to living in a sub-tropical paradise for me, too. It's not a deal-breaker (Hawaii, here I come!), but it is something embedded in my psyche, the way the seasons manifest the wonder of birth out of death.
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2011-11-14 17:44 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Indian summer

Dear Mary.....thank you so much for taking time out of the busy day to come read and comment. It *is* a wonderful reprieve, isn't it, to be able to visit the quiet lanes (and dunes!) that make up Frodo's memories.

Sometimes, when i write (well, ok...often!), I don't know why something is right. Often, it's a matter of emotion...if it *feels* right, then (except for cleaning up the words, if need be), i let it be.

And you know what The Beatles said about *that*. When you have such a perfect character as Tolkien created in Frodo, it's easy to get to the emotions and connect those to some lovely words. It's easy to "let it (him) be". And Mech's brilliant painting choices just polish the poems ever more brightly. (thank *you*, dear Mechtild, ever my partner in LOTR "crime"!)

btw, i saw a trailer Saturday for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". Looked good. Tom Hanks = good choice.

thank you again, Mary. My love, always,
jan
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